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Wed May 15, 2019, 08:44 AM

Meanwhile, in Alabama

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Cousin Dupree May 2019 OP
WhiskeyGrinder May 2019 #1
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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:48 AM

1. There's a reason whiteness is centered in the Hulu version of THM, and why it's so popular to invoke

now. People don't really believe it's possible until it happens to them.

Courtesy of Jessica Valenti on Twitter:

Melissa Ann Rowland of Utah was charged with murder after one of her twins was stillborn - because she refused a c-section.: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mom-arrested-after-utah-stillbirth

Purvi Patel of Indiana was sentenced to 20 years in prison for feticide. She said she had a miscarriage, and no traces of any abortifacent were found in her blood work: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/apr/02/it-isnt-justice-for-purvi-patel-to-serve-20-years-in-prison-for-an-abortion

Angela Carder was 27 years old, 26 weeks pregnant, and had cancer. She was forced to undergo a c-section to try to save the pregnancy despite the risk to her health. It failed and Carder died: https://www.nytimes.com/1990/12/08/opinion/the-fruit-of-angela-carder-s-agony.html

Rennie Gibbs of Mississippi was 16 years old when she delivered a stillborn baby - she was indicted on charges of "depraved heart murder" after accusations that she used drugs: https://www.propublica.org/article/stillborn-child-charge-of-murder-and-disputed-case-law-on-fetal-harm

A woman in Louisiana was jailed on charges of second-degree murder after she went to the hospital for unexplained vaginal bleeding. It was over a year before medical records showed that she had a miscarriage: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/08/opinion/pregnant-and-no-civil-rights.html?smid=fb-share

Bei Bei Shuai lost her pregnancy after she tried to kill herself - within a half hour a homicide detective was questioning her. She was arrested for murder: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2012/05/18/153026015/bail-granted-for-indiana-woman-charged-in-attempted-feticide


The people who live at the margins -- they're black, of color, immigrants, low-income, gender-noncomforming, addicted -- have faced this for decades. Just because white middle-class women are now feeling it doesn't mean it's new, or that it's "almost here" or "on its way." It's been here for a long, long time, and we need to build some solidarity right quick.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:55 AM

2. Sharia Home Al Abama, where skies are so blue....

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